Two different hose clamp installation tools are furnished with the FSSP. One tool
(Appendix C, Item 37) is for use in installing preformed hose clamps. The other
tool (Appendix C, Item 38) is for use in installing hose clamps made from bulk hose
strapping material. While only the bulk hose strapping material is normally
available for the FSSP, the following steps include instructions for using either tool.
Before installing hose clamps, determine whether you will be using preformed hose
clamps or hose clamps you will make from bulk hose strapping material and then
refer to the applicable steps in the following procedures.
(1) When using preformed hose clamps, use clamping tool (Appendix C, Item 37) and perform the following steps
(a) through (h). (Refer to Figure 4-2.)
(a) Place two adjustable hose clamps and seals onto the end of the hose and insert the coupling half into the
end of the hose (Step 1). Be sure the static wires make good contact with the coupling.
(b) Insert the end of the hose clamp into the clamping tool (Step 2).
(c) Insert the winder into the clamping tool (Step 3). Be certain the end of the hose clamp fits into the winder
(d) Attach the ratchet wrench to the winder and tighten the hose clamp until the hose presses against the
shank of the coupling half (Step 4).
(e) Maintain tension on the wrench and strike the punch a sharp blow with a mallet (Step 5).
(f) Maintain tension on the wrench and move the clamping tool back and forth until the end of the clamp breaks
off (Step 6).
(g) Peen the sharp edges of the clamp flat with a mallet.
(h) Repeat steps (a) through (g) for each clamp until two clamps have been installed onto each end of the hose to
hold the male and female coupling halves.